Led by co-founder and design director Rachaporn Choochuey, all(zone)—an architecture, urbanism and design practice based in Bangkok, Thailand—is known for its playful projects which reuse and recycle local materials in bold and innovative ways. Committed to designing built environments where people can feel at home in the world, Rachaporn and her team view the spaces they are creating not just as physical architecture but as platforms for people to convene, converse and celebrate.
“We are honoured to commission all(zone) to design MPavilion 2022,” said MPavilion founder Naomi Milgrom AC. “Rachaporn’s architectural approach to ‘the art of living lightly’ and creating spaces with people and the environment at the heart of her practice demonstrates how architecture and design can contribute to creating sustainable, equitable cities.”
When asked about the brief, Rachaporn Choochuey commented:
“We are very excited to be part of the dynamic energy of Melbourne and hope our collaborative efforts with MPavilion will inspire people to reflect more on how our built environment can help us to live better ‘together’.”
Based in Bangkok, all(zone) is a group of design professionals who are fascinated by ever-changing mega metropolises that gives a form to their everyday life. They are always captured by contemporary vernacular design solutions which help to create built environments where all could feel ‘at home’ in the world. Their works focus on the exploration of architecture in a time of rapid transformation through research and design practice. In 2016 all(zone) completed MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, the first contemporary art museum in Thailand.
Their international participations and exhibitions include those at Guggenheim Museum, New York, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015, Vitra Design Museum 2017 and Triennale di Milano 2018 and Echigo-Tsumori Triennale 2018 and Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019. Domus magazine selected all(zone) as one of 100+ Best Architecture Firms in 2019. Monocle magazine awarded a project of all(zone) as Top 50 Best Design Award 2021.